Posts Tagged ‘retirement benefits’

Center for Public Policy: Roll back retirement benefits for state workers

by Published: October 16,2011

Tags: Attorney General Jim Hood, PERS, retirement benefits

A Mississippi-based organization that advocates limited government has weighed in on the Mississippi Public Employee Personnel System solvency issue with a call for rollbacks in retirement benefits for some state workers. In a legal brief submitted to a study commission created to study possible reform of PERS, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy challenges state […] [...]

Day of reckoning ahead for PERS

by Published: August 21,2011

Tags: PERS, public employees, retirement benefits

Upgrades in retirement benefits granted to Mississippi’s public sector workers a decade ago could get rolled back as the state, its cities, counties and school districts struggle to stay financially afloat. Citing an “unsustainable” burden on Mississippi taxpayers inching toward $1 billion annually, Gov. Haley Barbour wants a close look taken at altering the retirement […] [...]

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